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2017 nx300h or 2015 rx450h ?

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I currently have a 2017 nx300h with low miles but im not loving the drive.

I am considering changing it to a 2015 rx450h ?

would it be worth it ? or am I better keeping the nx?

 

Thanks in advance.

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RX all day long, well worth it.

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thanks for youre response. I have been offered  luxury ,advance and fsport ?

Whats youre thoughts on the best model ? thanks

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I'm on my second NX and had two different RX models over a three month period in 2018. I'm very happy with the NX, but fully accept that those who prefer to drive faster or more aggressively may not appreciate it quite so much...

Personally - and I wrote this at the time - I didn't really 'get' the RX the first time I had one. I found it quite noisy, with a harsh ride and hard seats. I don't drive fast at all, preferring to waft about, so the claimed additional performance was irrelevant (I never tried it out so can't comment). That was an F-Sport.

I then had a 'normal' RX Sport. Suddenly I did get it. Quieter, softer, far more comfortable - much more in line with what I expected in the first place. Tyres may have had an impact on the road noise to be fair.

However, the RX doesn't suit my circumstances. The extra size meant I couldn't use some of the single track lanes around here comfortably, but more importantly my disability made it unsuitable longer term as the relationship between steering wheel, seats and pedals is just too large regardless of adjustment. Having spoken with my specialist, he says that most of the very large SUVs are often like that for those with lower limb and hip issues, the exception being the (old model) Volvo XC90.

Anyway, as with most things when spending a large amount of money - do your research, take a long test drive, understand whether the additional cost is really worth it (always think about what else you could do with the money) and only then make your choice.

Based on my experience I'd recommend long test drives in both an F-Sport and a 'normal' RX such as the Luxury or Sport. Have fun!

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Our RX is an Advance and is very comfortable.

The grunt is there if you want or need it, especially in Sport mode, but I'm more than happy to just leave it in 'normal' mode and waft about in complete luxury.

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We had the NX300H in 2014 when they first came out, but i soon felt after a trip to Cornwall that even though it was very comfortable it was underpowered and after a year we exchanged it for the RX450H Advance which we still have today.

More power when needed, more boot space and not a lot of difference in fuel costs.

I have had a couple of NX's as courtesy cars since then and certainly don't regret my decision.

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I've not driven the NX so can't comment on that model.

However, although I've only owned my 2015 RX450h F sport since January and covered just about 700 miles, I can say that the RX is a very impressive and seemingly capable vehicle.

The RX is comfortable, quiet, has plenty of space and loads of equipment. It's a lovely place to be too  .... I'd driven a Range Rover sport supercharged for the last 10 years so probably it would be an unfair direct comparison to that vehicle but I've gotten used to the RX very quickly and can definitely say that I'm very happy with my own RX experience so far and would happily recommend it.

Carl

 

 

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On 4/1/2020 at 9:31 PM, andy le said:

I currently have a 2017 nx300h with low miles but im not loving the drive.

I am considering changing it to a 2015 rx450h ?

would it be worth it ? or am I better keeping the nx?

 

Thanks in advance.

I wanted an NX300h but the test drive was so uncomfortable I tried a 2015 RX450h and subsequently bought a 2015 Advance. Great car which I drove for  great 30,000 miles before buying my current gen 4.

 

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